The New Year is proving to be a funny one so far as comedian Tiffany Haddish heads to Park Theater at MGM Park this Saturday, January 18.
In just a short amount of time, Haddish has established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers. She currently stars in the TBS comedy series The Last O.G. with Tracy Morgan and hosts Kids Say The Darndest Things on ABC. She also stars opposite Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne in the recently released film Like A Boss. And as if that wasn’t enough, Haddish is at work on a new one-hour comedy special for Netflix. You can also catch Haddish in the upcoming film and television shows Down Under Cover, Here Today and Madam C.J. Walker. She also has a first-look deal with HBO for projects under her production company, She Ready Productions.
Although she’s been on the comedy scene for some time, Haddish is perhaps best known for her breakout role in the comedy Girls Trip. Her additional film and television work includes The Kitchen, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Tuca & Bertie, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Night School, Nobody’s Fool, The Oath, Uncle Drew, The Carmichael Show, Keanu, Meet the Spartans, Racing For Time, The Janky Promoters, If Loving You Is Wrong, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and New Girl.
In addition to her acting and comedy career, Haddish continues to tour the country and perform to sold-out crowds on her She Ready comedy tour. Her debut stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, was released on Showtime in August 2017. Just three months later, Haddish made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, a role that earned her the 2018 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
In September 2017, Haddish’s first book, a memoir called The Last Black Unicorn, was released. The book made the New York Times Best Sellers List and the subsequent audiobook, narrated by Haddish, was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award for Spoken Word Album.
It was Haddish’s life experiences that drew her to comedy. While growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, her excessive talking and imaginary friends prompted her social worker to enroll her in the Laugh Factory’s Comedy Camp, a place for at-risk and underprivileged children to transform negative energy into something positive. The rest is history.